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Leveraging Distal Vibrotactile Feedback for Target Acquisition


Many touch based interactions provide limited opportunities for direct tactile feedback; examples include multi-user touch displays, augmented reality based projections on passive surfaces, and mid-air input. In this paper, we consider distal feedback, through vibrotactile stimulation on a smart-watch placed on the user's non-dominant wrist, as an alternative feedback mechanism to interaction location vibrotactile feedback, under the user's finger. We compare the effectiveness of interaction location feedback vs. distal feedback through a Fitts's Law task completed on a smartphone. Results show that distal and interaction location feedback both reduce errors in target acquisition and exhibit statistically comparable performance, suggesting that distal vibrotactile feedback is a suitable alternative when interaction location feedback is not readily available.
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hal-02436742 , version 1 (13-01-2020)



Jay Henderson, Jeff Avery, Laurent Grisoni, Edward Lank. Leveraging Distal Vibrotactile Feedback for Target Acquisition. CHI '19 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, May 2019, Glasgow, United Kingdom. pp.1-11, ⟨10.1145/3290605.3300715⟩. ⟨hal-02436742⟩
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